Professor Darien Shanske holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Rhetoric, an M.A. from McGill University in Philosophy, and a B.A. from Columbia University. Before law school, Professor Shanske worked as a financial consultant to California local governments, and, after graduating from law school, he worked as an attorney in the public finance department of Sidley Austin in San Francisco. Professor Shanske then clerked for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Professor Shanske’s academic interests include local government law, taxation, public finance, and jurisprudence. His current projects are on the interaction of political choice and economics on local government law, particularly local government finance law, and on the role of legal conflict and equity in Thucydides and Classical Athenian law generally.
Courses Taught: Local & State Government, State & Local Taxation, Public Finance, Federal Income Taxation, and Jurisprudence
Expertise: Local Government Law, State & Local Taxation, Public Finance, and Jurisprudence